Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium

Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium is an organisation of entrepreneurs working with entrepreneurs to give people, especially children, equal opportunities to develop themselves. Both at home and abroad.

We currently focus our efforts on three areas of work: education, nutrition and culture. In these, we select projects that we support with financial and/or logistical resources.

We want to inspire other entrepreneurs to do their bit and help build a warmer Belgium.

Mark Lens

speaking out

"In 2020, I left the day-to-day management of my IT company, which I founded more than 30 years ago, to others. I would like to use the time this freed me up to fight poverty. Together with fellow entrepreneurs, I founded the non-profit organisation Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium. Our association wants to tackle poverty, both in Belgium and abroad. We base this on three pillars: education, food and culture. "

Charlotte D'halewin

speaking out

"At the end of 2019, I decided to sell my business. After 6 months working in Peru in a small school for underprivileged children, I knew which path I wanted to take. Now I commit myself 100% as operational manager at Entrepreneurs for a warm Belgium. Giving something beautiful back to our society and building a warmer Belgium together gives entrepreneurship an extra dimension."

Maxime Kenis

speaking out

"It is with great pride that I dedicate myself to Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium because I believe in equal opportunities for all, especially for children and young people. The focus on education, nutrition and culture is very important to me because it forms the basis for healthy development and fulfilment. I am happy to be part of this beautiful project and contribute to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Let's work together to create equal opportunities and ensure that no one is left behind."

Who we are

Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium is a non-profit organisation with a Board of Directors and a team of active members composed of entrepreneurs. They are selflessly committed to giving underprivileged families a chance for a better future.

Jan Coninx

Everyone sees social inequality. In a positive society, however, everyone should have equal opportunities.

Ann Claes

With OVWB, together with a fine group of entrepreneurs, I want to ensure that as many (young) children as possible can seize opportunities.

Eline Grouwels

From my role in the Education working group, I like to contribute. Raising interest in new technologies among young talent - creating a promising (learning) environment. In this way, I can also give something back to society.

Ellen Maris

Working together with other entrepreneurs to give heart to people who really need it is heartwarming for all involved. I am happy to put my shoulders to the wheel!

Geert Kenis

I would like to make my experience available, and share it, with the dozens of other entrepreneurs to make a success of this great initiative together. I myself am part of the fundraising and culture working groups.

Semaha Marangoz

It is great to see how many entrepreneurs pool their expertise and knowledge to create projects for children, young people and families who could use a boost. "Real progress leaves no one behind".

Yannick Derudder

I am incredibly grateful and honoured to be able and allowed to be surrounded by such a wonderful group of top entrepreneurs who want to build a warmer Belgium together. If I could live from volunteering, I would not hesitate for a second. Because believe me, giving is so much more fun than receiving.

Koen Timmers

With Entrepreneurs for a Warm Belgium, I am happy to commit to bringing quality education to the most vulnerable in our society

Stijn Coninx

Doing something together, sharing and giving other people opportunities is very important to me. That way, life becomes a little more pleasant for everyone.

Arnoud Raskin

Eric Ignoul

Jonas Coenen

Patrick Hermans

Patrick Steenssens

In the education group, I work with very cool people so that together we can ensure that every child has a fair chance of digital development. 

Philip Boden

Martine Tempels

Giving back to society is an essential part of my current time commitment and I would like to use OVWB to help those who are struggling on their way to a better future.

Sandra Wauters

Wendy Knaepen

My heart goes out to vulnerable children in particular. Children are the future of our society and deserve equal opportunities. That is what I love to dedicate myself to.

Peter Claes

Logistics and administrative support partners